For a birds-eye view of Barista Nation San Francisco, we join Sprudge.com’s intrepid co-founder Zachary Carlsen.
Barista Nation San Francisco was a choose-your-own-adventure kind of affair, at times offering up to three different workshops/lessons/lectures to choose from throughout the day. In total, there were twelve sessions, which means there’s kind of something for everybody – from someone who has spent the last three decades in the industry to someone off the street that happens to like coffee.
I spent most of the day in the main lecture hall, nibbling on complimentary pastries from Proof Pastries, and catching talks from folks like Helen Russell, Emma Bladkya, Katie Carguilo, Devorah Freudiger & Alexandra Littlejohn, Chris Baca & Jared Truby, and a panel lead by Julia Lotecki with Katie Carguilo, Brooke McDonnell, Paola Castellanos, and Eileen Hassi.
Emma Bladkya’s talk was titled Climate Change – A Global Problem For Specialty Coffee. Emma’s new role at the SCAA is an important one, and she’s penned a number of articles for the SCAA Chronicle about the often ignored science side of the coffee world. Climate change ...